Griffith Film School graduate asks people to mimic his accent

30 January 2015

They say laughter is the best medicine. While looking out the window often provides some relief from workday strain, the snow today isn’t cutting it. So we sent this video around the OzTREKK office, and from each desk came muffled chuckles to full-blown laughter. We’re used to the Aussie accent, but clearly other people around the globe are not so fortunate.
Griffith Film School graduate Kieran Murray has asked people all over the world to replicate the Aussie catchphrase “G’Day mate, how you going?” with hilarious results.
Since his graduate film The F Word screened in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival last year, the 24-year-old has spent six months travelling nine countries and documenting the often failed attempts at the classic Aussie accent.
His YouTube video has since attracted more than 136,000 hits. Kieran, who studied a Bachelor of Film and Screen Media, is currently settled in Los Angeles where he is pursuing his career.

Griffith Film School

The Griffith Film School prepares the next generation of filmmakers, animators and game designers for creative and exciting careers within the international business of film, television and digital screen media creation. Students will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most distinguished and notable experts, both industry practitioners and academics, visiting professors, fellows and tutors within the disciplines of drama, documentary, television, animation, games and interactive entertainment.

Master of Screen Production at Griffith University

In the Master of Screen Production, you will undertake practical work, integrated with screenings and discussions that will place your learning in a craft and creative context. The degree includes a strong collaborative component, which will help you develop a sound understanding of how your specialist role fits into the production process. You will learn through a problem-based curriculum, active learning in small groups and practical work placements that give you an opportunity to combine theory and practice.
As a graduate, you will be equipped to begin practice in a wide range of film production settings. You will develop research skills that will help you respond effectively to the changing nature of the industry.
Program: Master of Screen Production
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: February and July
Duration: 1.5 years
Application deadline: March 30, 2015 for the July intake

Admission requirements

Applicants for this program must have

  • a bachelor degree in Screen Production (or equivalent) from a recognised university; or Graduate Certificate in Screen Production and
  • a portfolio of professional work, which may include documented professional experience or other evidence indicating the applicant’s capacity to undertake and benefit from the program, for example, screenwriting samples, films (submitted on DVD), production experiences.

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